Something else

We found a wooden bench a a thrift store while biking home from a meeting. It was too far to walk, so my husband strapped it to his bike and rode home with it just like that.

I put it on top of the table to give it a good sanding. Lovely day, lovely weather.

One layer down, two more to go. I want to be able to leave it outside.

I draped my crochet baby blanket over the finished bench and was surprised to find out the blue circles match the color of wood. A bright lavender blue. My favorite color. The whole project costed not more than €30. Super happy with the result! 

 

Listing a crochet baby blanket on Etsy

As much as I love crocheting, I don't like taking photos of my work.

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There are so many artists out there, on Instagram for example, who take absolutely gorgeous pictures of their work that not just give lots of information about the product but that also convey a whole atmosphere that I would love to live in. I don't feel like I have that talent. 

Don't get me wrong. I have no problem taking a picture of my work lying flat on the ground. But it doesn't convey more that the shape and structure of the product.

And it is hard to see how big this blanket is, as there is nothing to compare it to.

It wasn't easy to find a spot in the house that had good enough light and wasn't cluttered. So I ended up in my daughter's room (amazingly not so cluttered!). Her pink walls are so lovely.

She even had all kinds of props to help display the blanket.

Now my question to you is: are you getting a good impression of the blanket this way?

Or is a photo like the above one good enough? I'd love to find out ;-)

Every day is Valentine's Day

It was the evening before Valentine's Day that I realized I wanted to crochet a heart. 


It would be such a great item to sell through the store of my friend Anouk, Fabrique Romantique in Amsterdam.


Well, too bad that I was too late, I crocheted seven hearts anyway. 


And my friend Marieke from Woolwoolfles gave me a garland of sweet little red roses to sew on the hearts.


Adding my label still feels quite special :-)


At least I am ready for Valentine's Day 2015, but honestly, wouldn't we be all happier if we'd celebrated love every day?



Left over hearts make great Christmas ornaments too!



Sometimes I finish something

Last week I started at least three different projects, but I also finally finished one.

 

I used yarn that I had bought years ago to crochet a poncho with. I kept forgetting the pattern and made mistake after mistake. So I pulled out what I had made so far (not much) and started an easier pattern, one that I had tried before and that looked nice. 


I made a very long scarf (I am very tall so most scarfs don't fit me that well). And I made wrist warmers using the same yarn and stitch, but I made up the pattern myself (not that hard).



I would love to make more of these to sell, so let me know if you'd be interested.